Invention of the Leyden Jar

German Ewald Georg von Kleist, invented an electricity storage device called the Leyden jar (Leiden), in 1745. Continue reading

Seattle Builds Underground Hydroelectric Plant

First underground hydroelectric plant was built in Snoqualmie Falls Continue reading

Electrically Lit Store

incandescent Swan lamps were installed in a draper’s shop in 1882, at Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. Continue reading

Jean-Eugène Robert – AKA Robert-Houdin

Master of magic Robert-Houdin was born Jean-Eugène Robert in Blois, France, on 7 December 1805—a day after his autobiography said he was. Continue reading

Magician to use electricity in his act

Beginning in 1845, Jean-Eugene Robert-Houdin (Magician) of Blois, France started using electricity in his act, preforming in Paris theatres, baffling audiences with brilliant sleight-of-hand tricks. Continue reading